Questions emerged on social media recently about the status of “The Mandalorian” executive producer and writer Dave Filoni and his standing with Lucasfilm and the “Star Wars” franchise.
Per IGN, people on the internet noticed that Filoni had a title change on the Lucasfilm website to become the executive creative director. But this actually happened months ago, and Lucasfilm wanted to let the world know it.
- “Dave has been serving as executive producer/executive creative director at Lucasfilm for quite some time now,” a Lucasfilm spokesperson said. “We simply updated our website. Nothing has changed with his current and future projects. He is busier than ever in a galaxy far, far away!”
“Star Wars” fans have long called for Filoni to become the head of Lucasfilm, hoping he would replace the current Lucasfilm president, Kathleen Kennedy.
At the same time, “Star Wars” fans wondered if Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige would take over for Kennedy, too, as I wrote for the Deseret News.
- “No. That’s all Kathy Kennedy,” Feige said. “I’m involved in as much as I stay up until midnight L.A. time to watch new episodes of ‘The Mandalorian’ when they drop.”